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I should have sent everyone a link to your email with login information to our new website. 

The link is: https://www.teamunify.com/ymca-0004/

After...   more

 post date: 10/9/17 9:35 PM
Practice & Auburn Info

Swimmers and Parents,

I am making a change to the Wednesday practice time. Since a lot of people go to church on Wednesdays and do not come to...   more

 post date: 10/6/17 6:51 PM
Swim Team News

Parents and Swimmers,

All the money for Swim-A-Thon donations must be turned in no later than Monday, October 9th. 

Meet Info...   more

 post date: 10/5/17 8:27 PM
Upcoming News

Parents and Swimmers,

All the money for Swim-A-Thon donations must be turned in no later than Monday, October 9th. 

Practice time:

Gold/Platinum:...   more

 post date: 10/3/17 11:27 AM
Team NewsAll News...  
Carrollton Swim Meet and Swim-A-Thon

Swimmers and Parents,

Do Not Forget! If you are swimming in the Carrollton Meet this Saturday, September 30th, you all need to be there for warm-ups...   more

 post date: 9/28/17 5:37 PM

Notes for Swim Meets and Swimathon

Swimmers and Parents,

If you are swimming in the Carrollton Meet this Saturday, September 30th, you all need to be there for warm-ups by 7 am CT/8...   more

 post date: 9/26/17 6:02 PM

Practice and event notes week of 9-25

Regular Practice Schedule 

Gold / Platinum Groups 3:30-5:00 M-H 

Bronze / silver groups - 4:50 - 6:00 M-H 

Swim a Thon -...   more

 post date: 9/23/17 9:13 AM

Banquet Food

Hello Everyone!

Listed below are dishes and desserts I already have written down that parents and swimmers are bringing. Take this list and text...   more

 post date: 9/19/17 1:52 PM

Practice Schedule 9-18

Practice Schedule Week if 9-18 

Platinum and Gold - 3:30 to 5:00 M-W 

Silver and Bronze - 4:50 - 6:00 M-W 

Thursday 9-21 - Team Banquet 5:30 to 7. Please email Coach Waverly for dishes to bring for the banquet. 

Carrollton Penthalon - Meet entry deadline is the week and we will finalize entries this week for the 9-30 meet. 

USA Swimming Registrations are due and required for the Carrollton meet. 

 post date: 9/17/17 1:59 PM

Practice Week of 9-11

We will be offering daily updates of the practice schedule this week based on the weather. At this time we are planning regular schedule but will update...   more

 post date: 9/10/17 5:20 PM

Team Banquet and Meet Deadline Annoucement

TEAM Banquet - We will be having our 2016-2017 Team Banquet on Thursday September 21st @ 5:30 PM until 7 PM. We will hold this at the Anniston YMCA. Please plan to bring a dish to share. Contact Coach Waverly @ wpolak@una.edu to coordinate the effort. We will be passing out team awards for this and special performance awards.

Carrolton Penthalon - September 30th - Entries are due for this meet September  18th. It is a $25 flat fee for this meet and it is one day only. You must be USA swimming registered to swim in this meet. Please pay your fees at member care.

Auburn Meet Oct 14th and 15th . The meet format for this has changed and it is a two day meet only with Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning sessions only. Meet Entries are due Sept 28th. $21 Surcharge and $4 per Event. Please pay fees at member care. You must be USA swimming registered to swim in this event. On Saturday morning @ 9:30 AM Auburn will be hosting Tennessee in a dual meet and admission is free for the event. If you have never seen a college dual meet its worth going to see.


 post date: 9/7/17 7:57 AM

Week of 9.4 Notes

USA Swimming Registration - Please get your USA Swimming Registration turned in to Katie Tiffner ASAP. If you are planning on swimming the Carrollton...   more

 post date: 9/5/17 4:08 PM

Notes for 8/31

Practice is canceled for all groups  on 8-31 due to coach illness. Also no practice on Labor Day. Great job for stroke work the last 4 weeks.

Practice...   more

 post date: 8/30/17 5:43 PM

Practice Schedule Week of 8-21-2017

Monday - Happy Eclipse - No practice please be safe

Platinum and Gold Groups - 3:30 -5:00 Tuesday to Thursday. 

Bronze and Silver Groups...   more

 post date: 8/6/17 9:07 AM

Congrats on a great season

We have just concluded a successful long course season with the Southeastern Championsips and will be off for the next 2 weeks. This is a great time to...   more

 post date: 7/23/17 1:02 PM

Southeastern Information

All the meet information is posted on the HSA Website at the following link including heat sheets


Warm...   more

 post date: 7/20/17 12:01 PM

Sunny King Golf Tournemenf July 7,8,9 - Information

Thank you for everyone who signed up for Sunny King.

There will be two shifts each day

6:30 to 10:00

10:00 to 2:30

Please arrive at...   more

 post date: 6/29/17 4:49 AM

Practice Schedule and Notes for Week of 7-17-2017

Practice Schedule - Week of 7-17-2017

Major Practice Schedule Changes this week. Please review and if there are questions please contact the coaches.

Southeastern Championship Qualifiers -

Practice will be Monday And Wednesday AM - 6-7:30, Tuesday Afternoon 3:30 to 5:00

All Other Groups

Monday to Wednesday - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This group will be focus on technical skill improvements over the next couple weeks. This is a great jump start on the upcoming short course season and there will be a lot of one on one coaching during this time.

Please ensure you are coming to the appropriate group for these workouts as they will be very different.

No practice on Thursday as we will be traveling to Huntsville for SES meet  


Coach Johnnie and Coach Waverly

 post date: 8/1/16 4:59 AM

Dynamo Meet Info - please read warm up time change

1) We are changing the start times by 30 mins. Saturday and Sunday AM Session (13&O) warmups will begin at 7:30am, and the meet at 8:30am

Saturday PM Session (12&Un) warmups will begin at 2:00pm, and the meet at 3:00pm


2) All events will be Positive Check-In. Athletes must check-in upon arrival. Check-in will close at 7:45am for the 13 & over sessions, and 2:15pm for the 12 & under sessions. Any swimmer not checked in for the session will be treated as a "scratch." Coaches are asked to please "Scratch" those athletes not in attendance. 


3) Heat Sheets will be made available for free, and will be posted online (Dynamo Website), Meet Mobile, and paper copies will be distributed. 


4) We will be utilizing chase starts for both AM Sessions. Odd heats will Start from the Scoreboard End, Even Heats will Start from the Far end. All 50's will begin from the Far end of the pool. Heats in the AM sessions will run Fast to Slow. 


The PM Sessions will not use chase starts, and the PM 50's will also start from the far side of the pool. 


 post date: 5/16/17 5:15 AM

Jimmy Flowers Meet Information

Warm Ups have been moved back to 9AM with a meet start at 10 AM. Please be on deck ready for dynamic warm up at 855 AM. This is for both days. Warm ups...   more

 post date: 3/29/17 7:49 AM

Car Wash Saturday - please promote and share via Social medi

 post date: 4/7/17 6:53 AM

YMCA Regional Championship Information

Meet Location : The East Family Branch YMCA 3407 Pelzer Ave. Montgomery, AL 36109

There is limited seating on deck at this facility and but there...   more

 post date: 3/10/17 7:00 AM

Important Fundraising Events Upcoming

We have added the following to the team event calendar. Please RSVP on the site for these events and everyone is expected to participate in these fundraiser efforts: 

Thursday 3/23/2017 - Swim Team Fun Day -

This is an opportunity to bring your friends to a free practice to try the team out with your kids. We will do a lot of teaching and have fun relays for everyone. Flyers are being sent out to the YMCA after-school academy. Coaches surprise at end of practice for everyone in attendance.

Also 3/23 kicks off a 90 day promotion we are offering existing families. If a family sponsors a new family and they join the team your next month's team fee for 1 child will be credited to your account. See Coach Johnnie for details. 

Saturday 4/8/2017 - Team Car Wash 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM @ Martins in Oxford

Carson Freeman is organizing a team car wash on this day as a contribution to the annual campaign. The team has had a lot of fun in the past and this  a great opportunity for their contribution to the Annual Campaign. Please RSVP for the date and lets hope for a sunny day

Thursday 4/18/2017 - Chik-Fil-A Spirit Night in Oxford

Chik Fil A is sponsoring a fundraising night for the team and 10% of the proceeds from that night will go to our campaign. Please RSVP and promote this event. We will be modifying practice schedule this day to accommodate

Saturday 5/6/2017- Tyler Union Family Day

Since we did such an outstanding job on the Tyler Union family day last year they have asked us to come back. Please add this event to your calendar and RSVP for it. Tyler Union is making a significant contribution to our Annual campaign effort for our service to their employees.

More to Come 


 post date: 3/8/17 9:47 AM

Thursday 3/7/2017 YMCA Fundraiser at Peerless

10% of the receipts go to the YMCA


 post date: 3/7/17 9:35 AM

Central Sectional Meet Information

Please see the below attachments for the Meet this weekend at the Birmingham Crossplex. As a reminder there is a $5 fee for parking each day. Heat sheets will not be for sale at the meet so please print them ahead of time.

Warm Ups for both Saturday and Sunday

10 and Under - Please be at the pool ready for warm ups at 7:30 AM.

11 and Up - Please be at the pool ready for warm ups @ 11:30 AM

We are looking forward to a fun meet this weekend.


 post date: 2/2/17 7:17 AM

Central Sectional Championship Meet Feb 4th and 5th

Entries for the Central Sectional meet in Birmingham are due on Jan 23rd. 


Event Fees are as follows : $6 per event / $15...   more

 post date: 1/9/17 2:24 PM

Ralph Crocker Meet Information

Meet information including Heat Sheets can be found at the following link: 


Ralph Crocker Invitational in Auburn Jan 13-15 UPDATED. Please note the change to 12 and Under sessions 

Friday : Warm Ups at 3:45 PM - Meet Start @ 5:00

Saturday and Sunday :

13&over Prelims warm up @ 7:15 AM - Meet start @ 9:00 AM 

12&under Warm Ups : Immediately after Prelim. Please be at the Pool at 1:00 PM for Warm Ups 

13&over Finals Warm Up @ 4:45 PM - Finals Start @ 6:00 PM. 

Coach Johnnie and Coach Waverly

 post date: 1/10/17 2:50 PM

A Big Thank You to everyone for a great event last night

I can not say enough about all the work that went in to last night. Special thanks to Mary Martin for organizing the event and Ann Angell for arranging the visit by Elizabeth Marks. We were blessed to have her at our event ..... She is truly inspirational 


the link below is to the Anniston Star article : 


The link here for for WEAC news coverage : 


Please share these via social media and with you friends. 

Coach Johnnie and Coach Waverly 




 post date: 12/16/16 7:40 AM

Team Christmas Gathering

Update #2 : We are having a schedule change and we need everyone to be in the dining room tomorrow night at 545 PM. We have something very special planned and everyone being on time is crucial. We will not be having Dryland tomorrow and will be out of the water at 5:05.  

Update: Several have inquired about bringing something to share for the Christmas gathering please contact Mary Martin if you would like to bring something to share. 256-454-8221

We will be having a team Christmas Gathering on December 15th from 5:45 PM to 8 PM. It will be in the upstairs dining room at the YMCA. Please have each child bring $5 for food and drinks. We will also be doing a small gift exchange toward the end of the gathering, so please bring a gift no more than $5. There is an RSVP link under Team Events. Please RSVP by next Wednesday so we can have a head count.

If you have any questions, please see Coach Waverly.

 post date: 12/7/16 4:51 PM

Dec 3rd 2016 - Anniston Christmas Parade

Coach Johnnie sent out an email already to give everyone a heads-up on the opportunity for the team to participate in the Anniston Christmas Parade on...   more

 post date: 11/18/16 6:23 PM

BSL Cranberry Classic - Meet Information

The heat sheets have been posted on the BSL website at the following link:


Meet...   more

 post date: 11/3/16 8:16 AM

BSL Cranberry Classic - Birmingham Nov 4,5,6

The entry deadline is upcoming for the BSL Cranberry Classic.... Please declare your intent to swim or not as soon as possible by RSVP on the website. Meet Fee payment is due on October 21st at member care. This is the last opportunity to qualify for AHSAA High School Sectionals.You must be  USA Swimming  registered to swim in this meet.

Friday November 4th. The events offered for this night at the 200 IM/400 IM and 500 Free.

Saturday and Sunday November 5th and 6th Events will be all other events. 12 and Under's will swim in the morning session and 13 and Overs will swim in the afternoon session.

Event Entry Fees are $7.00 per event
Surcharge for the meet is $15.00 per swimmer (Heat Sheet Included)

If you have any questions please email coach Johnnie.




 post date: 10/14/16 8:16 AM

Hoover YMCA Meet - October 15th

Meet Information:

We will be in the third warm up session for this meet.
Please be on deck ready for dynamic warm up at
7:45 AM.

This meet was swam outdoors so please dress accordingly for the weather.The current forecast is for 65 in the morning and 86 during the day.

The location of the meet is:

Hoover YMCA
2250 John Hawkins Pkwy
Hoover AL 35224.

Heat Sheets are attached




 post date: 10/13/16 8:00 AM

War Eagle Invitational News and Notes

There have been some changes to the meet format for the Auburn meet this weekend:

1.  Friday night we will be running one pool for competition. Warm Ups Friday will begin at 4:00 PM, the meet will begin at 5:10 PMI would suggest being parked at 3:30 PM. Friday can be a challenge parking at the facility as school is still in.

2.  Saturday and Sunday will be swimming all ages in one session.  12 and unders will swim in one pool and the 13 and overs will swim in the other course. Saturday and Sunday will have the warm ups beginning at 9 for all ages and the meet will begin at 10 am for everyone. Please be on deck ready to go at 8:45 AM.  

3. 13 and Over Swimmers will be in the middle course closer to the Diving Well, 12 and Under swimmers will be in the course closest to the pool entrance.

Parents are not allowed on deck unless they are USA certified and security will be at the doors checking deck pass.  Also no folding chairs are allowed upstairs, stadium seats are encouraged. I expect the team to sit together on deck and they will need to pay attention to the progression of the meet with the two courses.

The link below will take you to the heat sheets for the meet: No heat sheets will be for sale at the meet:


If you have any questions please let me know, I am looking forward to a fantastic meet.

Coach Johnnie


 post date: 10/4/16 6:35 AM

Hoover YMCA Meet - October 15th

The Hoover YMCA has invited us to participate in a 1 day closed YMCA meet at their facility on October 15th. This meet is open to all swimmers and will be a $20 flat fee event. You do not have to be registered with USA Swimming to compete at this event and it will be a small event. I will have the meet information this week and the payment deadline is October 6th, I can not extend payments past this date.

I encourage all swimmers that are not competing at Auburn to attend this meet. This is a great opportunity for a smaller meet for all swimmers to get more having fun in a meet environment.  This meet will also count towards AHSAA Sectional qualification times.

If you have any questions please come see Coach Johnnie.

 post date: 9/27/16 6:20 AM

BSL Meet Information

The following link will take you too all the meet information for this weekend's BSL meet at the Birmingham Crossplex:


Heat sheets for the meet can be found here. You can print them off for the meet.

The address for the pool is the following:

Birmingham CrossPlex (www.birminghamcrossplex.com)
2337 Bessemer Road
Birmingham, AL 35208


CrossPlex Rules - $5.00 a day for parking.  No outside food, beverages or coolers may be brought in, however, swimmers may have their own empty refillable water bottles, in their swim bags to fill up on deck.  Athletes may purchase food and beverage at the CrossPlex concession stands.  They may also have such food and beverages on the pool deck, except no nachos on deck.  Coaches and officials only may take food from Hospitality on deck.  No collapsible chairs of any kind are allowed.  There is adequate seating in the bleacher area.  There is also a list of CrossPlex policies on the last page of our meet information.

Saturday -

12 and Under Warm Ups - Please be at the pool on deck ready to swim at 8:00 AM.

13 and Over Warm Ups - Please be at the pool on deck at 11:45 AM

Sunday -

12 and Under Warm Ups - Please be at the pool on deck ready to swim at 8:00 AM.

13 and Over Warm Ups - Please be at the pool on deck at 11:45 AM

All swimmers are expected to sit together on deck and they are responsible for paying attention to the call outs for events. Before leaving the meet for the day please come talk to me so that I know who you are leaving with and everyone is safe.

We are looking forward to a great meet, if you have any questions please let me know.

Coach Johnnie

 post date: 9/22/16 5:58 AM

Margaret Wakefield Invtiational the weekend

Friday Set Up 

Set Up begins @ 6:00 PM. Thank you to everyone who has offered to help out with this.

It should not take more than 1.5 hrs to set up.

Saturday Meet Day

Meet Times -

Warm Ups begin at 7 AM - We have 45 min for Warm Ups. Please be on time for warm ups

Meet Starts @ 9:00 AM

We expect the meet to conclude by 2:30 PM


Thank you to Kristin Brock for organizing a sign up for hospitality. Please utilize the Google Doc to sign up and supply our coaches and volunteers for the meet.


 YBD Hospitality for Margaret Wakefield Invite Swim Meet



Team Fitting

Swim and Tri will be doing the Tech suit fitting immediately after the meet. I will have Pick Sheets for your Swim A thon prizes before the meet.

If you have any questions please feel free to call coach Johnnie.




 post date: 9/8/16 11:37 AM

Fall Kick Off Parents Meeting

Please plan to attend a Parents meeting @ 5:30 PM on Tuesday August 16th. We will meet in the dining room at the YMCA. As we have been in transition this I need all parents to attend as we have multiple items to cover. We have a lot of new familes joining us and this will be a great time to network with them as well. I will keep this to 45 minutes.

Topics to be Discussed

1. Practice Schedules for the Month

2. August 27th Swim A Thon

3. September 10th Home Meet

4. Fall Meet Schedule

5. New Website Demonstration and Troubleshooting

6. Team Administration Needs


 post date: 8/10/16 6:19 AM

T shirt Re-Orders

We will be making another T shirt order due to demand but we need to make one order to keep the cost down. 

Southeastern Championship T Shirts are $10 and available to families who attended that meet 

Team Tank Tops are available for $16 to anyone who would like them. 

Please bring me a check for the amount made out to the YMCA and and order form. 

T Shirt Re-Orders are Due August 23rd 2016.

 post date: 8/5/16 11:26 AM

2016/2017 USA Swimming Registrations

It is time again to complete the annual registrations for USA swimming. The LSC has requested we get our registrations in earlier this year and the fees are $66 and good through December of 2017.

Please pay your USA swimming fees at the member care desk and return the form to the coaching staff. We will send them together in one transmission. Do not send the form or money into Southeastern Swimming

The form is attached in the document link

 post date: 8/3/16 5:53 AM

Honda Volunteer Day

Saturday July 30th is our second Honda Volunteer day. Please come out to the YMCA from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and spend the morning working on several...   more

 post date: 7/12/16 7:03 PM

YBD In the News

WEAC TV-24 profiled our team last night on the 9 PM news. you can see the online content here.


Also...   more

 post date: 7/21/16 8:41 AM

Summer Practice Schedule

Silver and Bronze Group

Monday - Wednesday : 3:15 to 4:30

Platinum and Gold Group

Monday - Wednesday : 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Thursday : 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Swim Camp - July 12th to July 13th

Y Blue Dolphin Swim Camp is being held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM this week at the YMCA.

YMCA Members can register online at the following link: http://www.ymcacalhoun.org/register/

Non-Members can register at the Member Care Desk


 post date: 7/9/16 7:33 AM

T Shirt Orders

2016  YBD Team  Shirts 

Shirts are $16 each - Checks are due on July 8th.

...   more
 post date: 7/8/16 6:50 PM

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